Posts tagged with "eat"

Grocery Haul {June 2, 2014}

Posted June 3, 2014 in groceries, grocery haul, healthy food and 6 more

It's been nearly two weeks since I got groceries! I had made a few too many trips to our new Hy-Vee and my fridge and cupboards were overflowing with food, so I had to take a little break from my new fave store.

But when I was finally out of some staples and totally low on fresh produce, I had to head to Hy-Vee!

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Weekend Recap {June 6-8}

Posted June 9, 2014 in weekend, health, healthy and 9 more

How is it Monday already? I think we should all sign a petition for three-day weekends during the summer. 

I had a surprisingly busy weekend. I went into the weekend without tons of plans, but I was on the go constantly.

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What I ate while traveling for work

Posted June 15, 2014 in travel, work, healthy eating and 7 more

Traveling is, by far, the hardest time to stay healthy. You have very little control over what you'll be eating, you may not have time to workout and long flights or drives can leave you tired and craving unhealthy foods.

I took a quick trip to Pittsburg, Kansas for a conference for work late last week. 

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Almond Plantain Pancakes

Posted June 19, 2014 in breakfast, food, healthy food and 5 more

I impulse purchased a plantain the other day because the plantains were nearly perfect and I realized it had been forever since I bought one.

But when I got home I couldn't remember what I used to make with plantains back when I was on a plantain kick. I still can't remember. All I know is that there were a few weeks of my life (last year) when I bought plantains all the time, and I made something with them.

I even searched my Sweet Success archives, my Pinterest boards, and I looked back at some of my fave blogs for recipes I may have made. Still nothing.

So I created a new recipe with my plantain. 

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Weekend Recap {June 20-22)

Posted June 23, 2014 in weekend, healthy living, healthy eating and 5 more

The weekend started with intentions of productivity - packing for my upcoming move, preparing for my 11-day trip to Georgia. But Saturday was the first day of summer, and it seemed wrong not to celebrate by being outdoors and soaking up the sun.

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Georgia Food Adventures

Posted July 11, 2014 in travel, Atlanta, Georgia and 6 more

One of my favorite things about traveling is eating! I love to try new foods from the area I'm in.

During my recent trip to Georgia, I ate some memorable meals including some delicious southern food! When I travel, I try to eat healthy most of the time and indulge in some of the regional food, special desserts or drinks. I ate healthy breakfasts every day on my trip. I picked up groceries and had oatmeal and a banana nearly every day in my hotel room in Atlanta. I also worked out, hiked and did lots of walking every day. So I got to enjoy some indulgent meals, guilt free!

Scrolling through these photos, it may look like a lot of indulgent meals, but keep in mind that I was there for 11 days! I ate pretty healthy while I was in Savannah for FitBloggin and the first few days I was in Atlanta. When the BF arrived after I had been there for six days, I indulged a bit more.

These are my absolute favorite meals from my trip...

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Weekend Recap {July 18-20} - Triple Breakfast + Moving

Posted July 21, 2014 in weekend, healthy, Weekend Recap and 11 more

Sorry my posts have been a bit unpredictable lately! Since the BF and I just moved into our new house last weekend, we don't have our internet hooked up yet! Yes, a whole week without internet. It's torture. Charter was supposed to hook it up Monday, but they didn't show up.

The weekend was filled with more moving! Last weekend, the BF and I started the process of moving in together! Neither of us have to be out of our old houses by any particular date, so we have been slowly moving our stuff into our new house.

But I managed to fit in some workouts, a bit of fun (and A LOT of breakfast) into our busy moving schedule...

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10 Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Posted August 26, 2014 in Smoothie Bowl, healthy eating, healthy living and 3 more

What is up with this sudden obsession with smoothie bowls?

The smoothie bowl is like the new chia pudding or something. I admit, I'm totally into it (because I get sucked into all of these healthy recipe trends!). 

What's not to love? You get all the health benefits and deliciousness of a smoothie, but you can add fun toppings to your smoothie bowl and eat it like fro yo! I'm in!

My first smoothie bowl was the Tone It Up Breakfast Banana Bowl, which is a green smoothie base topped with blueberries, goji berries, nuts and banana slices. I was totally hooked!

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How a meat eater and a part-time vegetarian can live together (happily!)

Posted August 28, 2014 in food, healthy eating, relationships and 6 more

As I've mentioned before, the BF and I recently moved in together! We've been living together for over six weeks now! It's been such an exciting time. We dated for 4 years (long distance) before getting a place together. Being in the same town (and same house!) has been amazing. We've enjoyed spending weeknight evenings together, working out together, organizing our new place and so much more!

But the one thing we thought might be a challenge was our eating habits. I'm a part-time vegetarian/flexitarian. I don't eat beef or pork ever. I eat vegetarian a few times a week. I generally eat chicken, turkey or fish when eating out or when the BF and I eat together. 

But now we eat together all of the time. 

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One-Day Detox Diet {What to eat after a day of not so great eating}

Posted September 5, 2014 in detox, healthy eating, health and 4 more

Although I do eat healthy most of the time, I occasionally have a day that's not so fab.

I usually follow the 80/20 rule - 80% of what I eat is whole foods and 20% is things I love to indulge in like dark chocolate, champagne, wine, ice cream, etc.

But there is (very) occasionally a whole day or most of a day that is full of crap. This week, I had one of those days.

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What I Eat in a Day {Oct. 8, 2014}

Posted October 9, 2014 in What I Eat in a Day, food, eat and 6 more

I haven't shared a day of eats for quite some time! 

Right now, I'm trying to eat energizing foods to keep me going because I'm teaching 7 fitness classes a week now! But I'm also trying to lose a few pounds because the BF and I gained a couple of pounds after we moved in together

This is a pretty typical day of eating for me. No two days are ever exactly alike, but these are some of the foods I eat consistently. I actually eat oatmeal 75% of the time, but I was short on time so I made a quick breakfast instead.

Here's what I ate...

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What are aronia berries?

Posted October 10, 2014 in aronia berries, superfood, smoothies and 9 more

A couple of months ago, I was having a Twitter convo with another blogger about acai berries. I've been dying to buy acai berry smoothie packs to make acai bowls.

Well, Whole Foods Omaha chimed into our conversation and suggested that we try aronia berries because they are also a superfood and they are grown more locally - in Iowa.

I added them to my Whole Foods list, but I haven't been to WF since the recommendation.

Well, I just happened to spot aronia berries at Hy-Vee! I was so excited to try this new fruit.

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oats

Posted October 14, 2014 in breakfast, oatmeal, oats and 7 more

As soon as the weather started to get cooler, I switched my usual morning muesli to warm oats. Oatmeal is my absolute favorite breakfast.

I probably eat oatmeal five times a week! 

Luckily, oats are great way to start the day because they are high in fiber, help control blood sugar levels, contain cancer-fighting phytochemicals, help control blood pressure, help with weight control and give you lots of energy! I always feel so much more energized on days I've eaten a bowl of oats.

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Healthy and Delicious Whole Food Breakfast Recipes

Posted October 28, 2014 in breakfast, whole food, healthy eating and 8 more

Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. I just love breakfast food.

Also, what I eat for breakfast sets the tone for the rest of my day. When I eat well, I have lots of energy all day long. I typically eat oatmeal in the morning, but I'll occassionally change it up and make protein pancakes, French toast scramble, an omelet, oatcakes or an egg sandwich.

The weekends are a different story. I love to spend a little more time making breakfast and enjoying something a little more decadent like waffles, French toast or frittatas.

Today, I'm sharing my favorite weekday breakfasts. These will keep you energized and feeling great all day! And they're all quick and made with whole foods. 

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Grocery Haul {Dec. 6} + Meal Planning

Posted December 16, 2014 in grocery haul, healthy eating, healthy cooking and 9 more

I'm super late on posting this month's grocery haul (the BF and I went shopping on Dec. 6)! I usually post our grocery haul early in the month to share our spending from the previous month. (Read about our October spending and November's grocery haul here).

I don't know what happened. This month is just flying by!

But I still want to share our grocery haul and meal planning because we've been making some delicious meals this month! 

But first, here's our spending..

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Grocery Haul {March 3, 2015} + Meal Plan

Posted March 6, 2015 in grocery haul, meal planning, meal prep and 7 more

Happy Friday! I'm sooooo ready for the weekend. The BF and I don't have anything major planned. I, of course, have a long to do list full of lots of blogging and health coaching things.

Today I'm sharing our recent grocery haul, our meal plan this week and our February grocery spending! I hope my meal plans give you a little meal inspiration as you're planning your meals for next week. Sometimes it's a struggle to come up with new recipes!

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Gluten-free Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cinnamon Coconut Butter

Posted April 7, 2015 in pancakes, recipe, carrot cake and 6 more


The BF and I are experimenting with our diets a little bit (by diet, I mean what we eat on a daily basis not a diet). I'll tell you more about it later, but we're not eating gluten for a couple of weeks.

As temporary gluten-free eaters, we've been experimenting with new recipes. On Easter Sunday, I made gluten-free baked maple doughnuts that were so so good.

These pancakes, which are made without grains, are so delicious and easy to whip together.

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Grocery Haul {April 6, 2015} + Gluten-Free Meal Plan

Posted April 9, 2015 in grocery haul, meal planning, healthy eating and 5 more

The BF and I recently hit up HyVee for some produce and staples. I realized that I haven't shared a grocery haul in a while, and I'm due to share my March grocery spending with you!

We didn't need much because we had just bought groceries a week before, but we needed to get some veggies (because we eat ALL the veggies) and a few other things for our meals this week.

But before I share our grocery haul, I want to share our grocery spending!

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Trader Joe's & Whole Foods Haul {April 2015}

Posted April 14, 2015 in Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, healthy eating and 8 more

Over the weekend, I was in Lincoln so I made my usual trip to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods!

I've mentioned this before, but I live in a small city and the nearest TJ's and WF are about two hours away. Every time the BF and I go to Lincoln or Omaha we stop to stock up on our fave items.

My goal for this shopping trip was to pick up some gluten-free items for the BF (he eliminated gluten temporarily to see if it makes him feel better and I'm joining him to be supportive) and to get some running fuel. I also picked up some of our staples (21 Seasoning Salute, apple cider vinegar, coconut products, etc.) and a few treats that I impulse purchased.

Here's what I bought...

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How to make the perfect green smoothie

Posted May 21, 2015 in green smoothie, recipe, healthy eating and 11 more

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I love love love my green smoothies. It's the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth and feed my body lots of nutrition.

I admit, however, that green smoothies can sometimes turn out slightly….earthy. And there is nothing worse than have little bits of green leaves floating around in your smoothie. So there is a bit of an art to making the perfect green smoothie.

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